Viva la Shrimp Truck!

One of the things about Madison that Coasties/Coasters/Lots of People like to complain about is its distance from an ocean. Of course, this really isn’t Madison’s fault, but it is hard to argue the point. Of course, people surf and sail in Lake Michigan and scuba dive, row and paddle in Lakes Monona and Mendota, so watersports are well-represented in the midwest. Aaron catches lots of bluegill and perch in local waters, and has been known to land a trout from time to time. But crustaceans? Not so much. I suppose there are crayfish for those so inclined, but most people aren’t. Enter the formidable Shrimp Truck!

The Shrimp Truck enters our fair city every so often and parks itself in the parking lot of Steve’s Liquor, on the corner of Midvale and University. There’s an email list you can get on to be notified of its next appearance, but I sort of like the surprise of driving down Midvale and seeing it appear on the horizon. With the truck comes delicious, freshly-caught shrimp straight from the U.S.’s very own Gulf (Galveston, according to their signage). The truck also dispenses crab and a few other tasty treats, but for me, it’s all about the shrimp.

For Aaron, too. We bought two pounds of extra-large shrimp (the choices are jumbo, xl and medium) for a grand total of $27. And tonight? We feast! Thanks Shrimp Truck! We’ll see you next time!

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6 Responses to “Viva la Shrimp Truck!”


  1. 1 Kristin July 20, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Go shrimp!

  2. 2 kateandgracie July 20, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Hooray for shrimp!

  3. 3 Kristin July 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Shrimp for governor of Wisco!

  4. 4 Raoser July 20, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    What shrimp dish did you have? I love shrimp! I like shrimp tacos and shrimp cocktail and shrimp on pasta (gluten-free of course). I even love the word shrimp! SHRIMP!

  5. 5 Mary Lloyd July 21, 2011 at 8:25 am

    We had shrimp salad last night. Shrimp from the Seafood Center. Previously frozen of course and $22 PER pound but delicious. If you see the truck again let me know.

  6. 6 kateandgracie July 21, 2011 at 10:08 am

    The truck said it would not be returning until September. Boo. But maybe August gulf shrimp is too funky.

    Aaron made the shrimp with a garlicky something or other and it was delicious.

    Shrimp for governor of Wisco, indeed!


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